This just in: "Saturday Night Live" (search) comedian-writer Tina Fey (search) has given birth to her first child.

Fey, co-anchor of Weekend Update (search), the fake news desk of "SNL," gave birth Saturday in New York to a daughter, Alice Richmond, an NBC spokesman said Monday.

"Safe, home, happy, thrilled to death," said Marc Liepis, a spokesman for the sketch comedy show. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces, he said.

Fey, 35, and her husband, Jeff Richmond, were married in 2001. Fey has been head writer at "SNL" for five years; Richmond is a composer for the show.

She will take a brief maternity leave from "Saturday Night Live," which premieres its 31st season Oct. 1.